Advances in management and utilization of invasive water hyacinth (Eichhornia crassipes) in aquatic ecosystems – a review

  title={Advances in management and utilization of invasive water hyacinth (Eichhornia crassipes) in aquatic ecosystems – a review},
  author={Shao Hua Yan and Wei-bo Song and Jun-Yao Guo},
  journal={Critical Reviews in Biotechnology},
  pages={218 - 228}
Abstract The objective of this review is to provide a concise summary of literature in the Chinese language since late 1970s and focuses on recent development in global scenarios. This work will replenish the FAO summary of water hyacinth utilization from 1917 to 1979 and review ecological and socioeconomic impacts of the water hyacinth from 1980 to 2010. This review also discusses the debate on whether the growth of the water hyacinth is a problem, a challenge or an opportunity. Literature… 

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